Utica illusionist voted off â??Americaâ??s got Talentâ??
By Alice Maggiore
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:33:49 GMT — Central New York illusionists Leon Etienne, from Utica, and Romy Low will not continue on in this season's "America's Got Talent." The duo was one of eight acts voted off the NBC show Wednesday night. In their performance Tuesday night, they showed the television audience a rare, backstage look at their act, even incorporating the show's host Nick Cannon into a surprise ending to their 90 second performance. That unique twist saved the performance, according to former Spice Girl and celebrity judge Mel B. It also generated its own Twitter Hash Tag, #nickinabox. But Howard Stern was not at all impressed. He said the illusionists were "better than that," and though Stern admitted he is a big proponent of magic on the show, he said he felt he was watching a dance performance rather than a magic trick. Four acts will progress to the next round of semi-finals: America's Military Spouses Choir; robotic dancer Kenichi Ebina; opera signer Jonathan Allen; and the judge's pick, athletic dancers Chicago Boyz. You can watch "America's Got Talent" every Tuesday and Wednesday night at 9 p.m., on NBC 3. The winner will get $1 million and their own headlining show in Las Vegas.
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